Common Reasons People Don’t Use Barbells
- Lack of Good Coaching
- No one to Relate To
Lifting weights is scary to many adults. Even to some young folks. It doesn’t have to be this way.
When you learn how to do the barbell exercises properly and start at a weight that is appropriate for you RIGHT NOW, you have nothing to fear.
You will learn how to move under the load. You will get stronger. This is a simple and yet, profound process.
This usually coincides with fear of the barbell and lifting weights in general.
Training with weights will make you bulky right? Better stay away from those barbells and use very light dumbbells. Or jump on the machines that balance the weight for you.
Those are both safer options, right?
They sure are easier.. but are they optimal?
Lack of Coaching
If you join the local health club, chances are you will be just another number. Left to your own devices. Maybe you will get a trainer who takes you around the club and shows you some machines you can use.
Or you can join some group fitness classes where you will get hot, tired and sweaty.
If you are out of shape, anything will “work” at this point. This doesn’t mean it’s optimal.
Most exercise, whether it’s in a group class or by yourself will be limited in what it can do for you.
Is it better than sitting on your butt eating donuts all night? Of course. But we are talking about optimal here.
Without a good coach to show you how to use the barbell and what the best exercises to perform are, you will probably never touch the bar.
No one to Relate to
The odds of you seeing someone like yourself in a commercial health club, under the watchful eye of a good coach, performing a barbell squat, press, or deadlift are very low.
You may see a big juiced-up 25 year old guy doing barbell bench presses. Or curls. Maybe even squats, if it’s a decent gym.
But to see an adult like yourself, lifting the barbell with proper coaching and execution at the proper weight, is a rare sight indeed.
There’s nothing that says you must lift weights or that your choice of exercise is wrong.
Do what you want.
But if you feel compelled to start training with a barbell to get stronger, than you need to find a good coach.
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